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Mojo Monday Week #55

Happy Monday, everyone! Thanks to everyone who played in last week's challenge. I'm on vacation all week, but scheduled a new Mojo Sketch so y'all would have something to do while I'm gone. Hopefully this posts on the right day.

To play along with this week's challenge, just make a card using the provided sketch and leave a comment on this post with a link to a photo of your creation. There is no time limit - you can play any week at any time. If you happen to upload to SCS, please use keyword Mojo55 so we can see everyone's mojoliciousness all in one happy place.

The sketch is square, which always makes me happy. Those are my favorite kinds of cards. I make most of mine 4.25" x 4.25" square so they fit in a regular 4.25" x 5.5" envelope and don't cost any extra to mail. The little half square/triangle thingy is optional. I clipped the ends of my panel, but also thought just a triangle there would look kind of cool, too.

My sample card features the Arrgh! Piratey! set by The Cat's Pajamas again. I just love these pirate stamps! I started by stamping the ship in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and then shading with Copic markers. I masked just the bottom of the boat and stamped the wave stamp repeatedly. The sentiment panel I sponged the edges with soft blue and clipped the ends to kind of mirror the flag in the stamp. I even secured the sentiment with pop dots, so that it curves out a bit, instead of just lying there flat.

The patterned paper is from the BasicGrey offbeat collection and the background is reverse embossed with the D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder.

I hope y'all have a fabulous week!


Joanne said...

This is fabulous! I love the brown and blue together. Very cool card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous sketch and your card is awesome. Love the colors and your sentiment panel.

Juliana said...

Thanks Julee!!!
I inadvertently bumped a few elements this way and thata way--but I think it generally resembles the sketch.
Thanks so much for the sketch

Anonymous said...

I love how you used the Cuttlebug swirls folder with this!

Jessica Diedrich said...

LOVE the Pirate theme goin' on here! SO DOES MY SON!!!

Here is my Mojomonday card:

BlackShadow / AnTe said...

My 13-year-old daughter and I have today a craft afternoon and made the great sketch created Mojo!
Our plants can be found on my blog!

Thanks for the great sketch .... I look forward to next week already!

Carola/Schokofee said...

A very nice sketch.
Here is mine:


NGCARDS said...

hello! Here is what I came up with, hope you like it!
Blue Sarah Kay xxx

Karen Giron said...

Great sketch Julee! Thanks again for the inspiration.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Love it Julee! The colors and textures are perfect--trying to resist buying those TCP sets (trying hard,lol)!!

Suzanne Dean

Julie Campbell said...

Oh man! I'm loving this sketch! Love your pirate card! Arrrrh!

Here's mine:

Kristine Reynolds said...

It's been a while since I've been able to play but I [heart] this sketch! Here's mine:

Liz Williams said...

Love your sketch and your swirls of the embossing added a nice movement of the ocean for this cute pirate card. Here's mine:

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so pretty in these soft shades of blue and brown! Thanks for another wonderful sketch to try!

Stacy said...

Thanks for the great sketch today. I haven't been playing lately; although I've been looking. I think I'll have to go back and catch up on some older sketches.

My card can be found at http://www.cardsbystacy.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Julee!
I love this sketch! It was so much fun to create this card.
Here's my take on the sketch.
Thanks for posting sketches for us.

Janine said...

As always I love your card. This is mine http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1072433?cat=500&ppuser=132530

Marie said...

I love your card and I'm glad to be back from the move to play your sketches again. Here's my try: www.alohanmabuhay.blogspot.com

Jacqueline van der Sar - Crejakaarten said...

Great sketch, here is my card.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love this Julee! I recognize your favorite colours and the sentiment is so sweet! Great sketch, I hope I find time to play!

Dori Shelton said...

Here's my card. Great sketch, once again!

Dawn Easton said...

Enjoy your holiday Julee!!! Hope you both have a blast!

Beautiful colours on your cards...so pretty!

Fantastic sketch...I loved working on it yesterday!

Anonymous said...

Hi Julee - your card is so cute and fun!!! Love your Sketch and once again you have inspired me to play along....


Have a great week!!!

Anonymous said...

Great sketch, Julee! Love your cute card! Here is mine:
I made mine a standard size, not square, but kept all the other elements. Hope that's OK!
Have a great vacation!

Carol said...

Here is my card:

Lisa Martz said...

Here is my card for this week:


Enjoy! This was a great sketch!

Tanya said...

Got my card done! Thanks- this was a good sketch!

Libby Hickson said...

Hi Julee! Love your card! I also love this sketch - it helped me get out of a massive case of creative block! Thanks so much for that!! Here's my card.

Diane Gilbert said...

Julee I LOVE your card and the sketch is AWESOME. I LOVE it and plan to make another card later tonight! Here is my first card:


Monika/Buzsy said...

Great sketch Julee! Love the sample card with the soft colors and the cute image. Here is my card.

Catherine said...

love this sketch and love your card. and brown and blue together...YUM!

Janette said...

another wonderful sketch to work with. here is mine:


Unknown said...

Great sketch! Here's my card:



Denise said...

Love this sketch, Julee! Your card is so cute, love the pirate theme. Here's mine:
Thanks so much for the fun every Monday!! :)

Lisa Kind said...

Hi Julee! Great sketch, as usual! Hope you are having fun wherever you are! Here is my card using your sketch. It helped make a sympathy card for my SIL's dog. Thanks again!


Megan said...

This was such a fun sketch!! I'm a newbie at the Mojo Monday, but I'll definitely be back!!! Thanks!


Jill said...

Well I didn't get it done on Monday but here it is for today. What a great versatile sketch and I love your sample.

stampingwithstephanie said...

I love your card. here is my version. Have a great vacation.


Anonymous said...

Your card is absolutely fantastic! I'm really drawn to it, most probably because I love those colours and everything that has to do with pirates! (Don't ask me why - no reason.)

I just had to put my own spin on this sketch, so here it is:

Thanks for the sketch!

Murielle said...

Thank you for this Fantastic sketch, julee.
Your card is fabulous.
Here is my card.

Anonymous said...

great sketch julee! I'll definately use this one again!


Holly Harris said...

Good Sketch Thanks Julee
Here is my card

Felicia said...

I had so much fun with this sketch. Thanks Julee! Here is my card: http://stamphappyfelicia.blogspot.com/2008/10/bloomin-with-garden-riley.html

CarrollAnn (~CA~) said...

I've seen several cards with this sketch on SCS and decided to try it myself! I can't believe you've been doing this for over a year, and this is my first one!! I loved your card, so I just had to try it!!! Mine is on my blog here: http://mrsboz.blogspot.com/2008/10/froggie-luv-mojo55.html I will post it to my SCS gallery as well. Thanks!

dpkennedy said...

I love the reverse cb background...looks fab with the ship! Great card!

A lil' bit about me said...
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A lil' bit about me said...

Oops! I messed up my first comment. Sorry.

Here is my card: http://jennifersalgat.blogspot.com/2008/10/mojo55-more-details-later-promise.html

Valerie said...

YAY! I got some time to do this weeks mojo sketch you can see my card here http://pixiedreamdesigns.blogspot.com/2008/10/productive-day.html


Kristie said...

Woohoo, I found time to play! Here's my take on the sketch:


Juliana said...

Okay--I wasn't happy with my first one--so here goes another:

Thanks for such a great sketch!!

Anonymous said...


This is my entry for your challenge. I really loved to work with this beautiful sketch!


Dana Rose said...

I love the sketch! And the card is beautiful. I did a snowy theme for my card.

Happy stamping,


Allison Rankin said...

Thanks for the sketch Julee...yours are always worth a try!


I love your Pirate-y cards this week with TCP. I have had a lot of these for-evah but haven't pulled them out. Hmmm...maybe!

JanTink said...

Here's my entry for the sketch challenge:


Fun sketch! Thanks!

Unknown said...

Hope you're having a fun, well deserved vacation!

Here's my card:

Anonymous said...

Great sketch!
Here is my idea:



Anonymous said...

I have completed my card. Fabulous sketch, crap card!!!!! Was made at 1am though so perhaps I won't do that again.

You can see it HERE

Rima said...

I have made a card using your sketch, you can see it on my blog


Nancy Böhme said...

a very nice sketch

my card

MJ said...

Wonderful layout this week and I was actually able to play, it is a simple but effective card, lol.


inkedx2 said...

Way to stretch our creativity. Here is my card for this week.



Carolina said...

What a fun sketch - thank Julee!!! Here's mine:

Teresa Kline said...

here is mine:


Bron said...

Hi Julee, your card is awesome. Square cards are a bit different for me but here is my take on Mojo #55



Lori said...

Thanks for sharing another great sketch. The blue and brown color combo is one of my favorites to use. Here's my version of the sketch: A Square Pair

Anonymous said...

voici ma participation : http://scrapdebo.canalblog.com/archives/2008/10/04/10826250.html#comments

merci pour tes sketchs

StampMom said...

yay, finally had time to tackle your sketch Julee -- thanks for providing the inspiration: http://stampmom.blogspot.com/2008/10/cute-curly-mojo.html

Anonymous said...

Hey Jullee,

Thanks for a fantastic sketch. I had so much fun with this one!

here are my projects



Makeesha x

Whimsey said...

Thanks for the fab-o sketch; your sketches always rock!! I strayed a bit with the ribbon, but truly enjoyed the challenge.


Christina said...

I love this sketch! Mine is Late, late, late! I've posted my card here: http://thecolorfulsideofme.blogspot.com/2008/10/aloha-friday-little-mojo.html

Claire said...

Great sketch Julee, thanks for the inspiration. Here's my take on it combined with SCS cc160! http://clairedaly.typepad.com/sisterhood_of_the_travell/2008/10/illuminations-mojo-monday-and-cc186.html

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

Hey, I know its way past due, but I only just found your blog and wanted to have a go at mojo monday :) for fun. Cant wait for the next one and hope your feeling better soon.